HC rejects plea against CBI probe into recruitment of UP legislature staff; Counsel calls CBI 'hounding' agency

Updated: Oct 3 2023 10:53PM

Lucknow, Oct 3 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea against its order directing the CBI to conduct a preliminary enquiry into the recent recruitment of staff in the UP legislature.

"We want to place the entire material before the HC but do not want to face CBI as it is a hounding probe agency," senior advocate JN Mathur, appearing as a special counsel on behalf of the Legislative Council, told a Lucknow bench of the high court.

The bench of justices AR Masoodi and Om Prakash Shukla passed the order on the review application moved by the Legislative Council through its counsel Akansha Dubey.